Dilated Cardiomyopathy and Heart Failure in Children

Daphne T. Hsu, Charles E. Canter

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This article describes the causes and outcomes of dilated cardiomyopathy in children. Genetic, infectious, metabolic, and acquired causes of dilated cardiomyopathy are discussed. The predictors for better and worse outcomes are reviewed. Guidelines for the use of medical and surgical therapies to treat heart failure in children are summarized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)415-432
Number of pages18
JournalHeart Failure Clinics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2010


  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart failure
  • Pediatric
  • Transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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